Verghese Kurien, best known as the “Father of the White Revolution” This biography provides detailed information about his childhood, life. Dr. Verghese Kurien was born on November 26, at Kozhikode (Calicut) in the district headquarter of Malabar, then the part of Presidency of Madras and. 2 About Verghese Kurien; 3 External links . Dr Kurien was an icon of India’s cooperative movement and the dairy industry. Wikipedia has an article about.

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To provide quality school education to the children of employees biograaphy in the different institutions in Anand in the same year he also established the Anandalaya Education Society.

Gurien received numerous honours, chief among them the Ramon Magsaysay Award for community leadership and the World Food Prize In Narayan, Deepa; Glinskaya, Elena. Girl with the Amul tattoo”. I cheated a bit though, [23] and studied metallurgical and nuclear engineering, disciplines Kurien, who spent most of his life in Kurieen and gained the affection and the respect of its people, was unable to get any landlord to rent him a room when he first arrived in Anand, biographt besides being unable to speak the language of the place, he was “a bachelor, a non-vegetarian and a Christian”.

One of three affiliating universities founded by the British inMadras has developed as a teaching and research institution since the s. Identify Actors By Childhood Pics. Verghese Kurien 26 November — 9 Septemberknown as the ‘Father of the White Revolution’ in India, [2] was a social entrepreneur whose “billion-litre idea”Operation Floodthe world’s largest agricultural dairy development programme, [3] [4] made dairy farming India’s largest self-sustaining industry and the largest rural employment provider, being a third of all rural income, [5] with benefits of raising incomes and credit, riddance of debt dependence, nutrition, education, health, gender parity and empowerment, breakdown of caste barriers and grassroots democracy and leadership.


Amrita Patel his successor at NDDB, who he had groomed under him consciously to keep government bureaucrats away from the post, to protect NDDB’s independence from the government.

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It then took on established competitors, viz. Patel Venkatraman Ramakrishnan K. Archived from the original PDF vedghese 15 November Archived from the original on 11 November He worked towards bringing a White Revolution in India and executed the much needed programme of “Operation Flood”. After the training, Dr.

And every single time he kept his word and the markets never faced any shortage of butter. Later, he would say, “I was sent to Cooperativeorganization owned by and operated for the benefit of those using its services.

He returned to India after completion of his studies and on May 13, he headed for Anand, a place in Kaira district of Gujarat where he was supposed to spend five years as an kurken of the Dairy division in return for the scholarship paid by the government. Today, it is one of the best schools in the country.

Termed “a crocodile who swims in milk”, [13] he would steadfastly stave off meddling by politicians and bureaucrats while building his cooperatives to national scale and founding institutions, and encroachment by multinational companies on markets nurtured by him.

Amul’s cooperative dairying venture succeeded and word spread around. Mechanical engineeringthe branch of engineering concerned with the design, manufacture, installation, and operation of engines and machines and with manufacturing processes. Retrieved 6 October Pavate Datto Vaman Potdar B. He arrived in Anand on Friday, the 13th May Dhar Jyotindra Nath Dixit M.


Contact our editors with your feedback. The New York Times. Wilster led to cheese production from buffalo milk at Amul. Many states would emulate setting up their federations based on this pattern with varying degrees of success, notably, with Karnataka’s brand Nandini, Rajasthan’s brand Saras and Bihar’s brand Sudha, not just dominating their respective state markets but intervening in neighbouring states, today.

Dr. Verghese Kurien Biography

Retrieved 21 July Then prime minister Narasimha Rao sought his help to set up the dairy cooperative of neighbouring Sri Lanka which was done by NDDB, later inin a collaboration with them. He had to divert these away verghse his civilian market. Following the White Revolution, the Government brought other primary commodities like edible oils, fruits and vegetables under his care.

The nation had just gained political freedom from a colonial power who the leaders had seen extorting land tax unjustly from farmers in kurie face of crop failure. Bkography you for your feedback. A vet, a milk technician and a fodder specialist, who could explain the value of cross-breeding of milch cattle, as was shown in the film, would tour other parts of the country in real life along with the film’s prints, to woo farmers to form cooperatives of their own.

Other dairy cooperatives were formed on a similar model, and in Kurien became the first chairman of the new National Dairy Development Board.